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Tao, mind, magic and will

Dion Fortune famously described magic as the art and science of causing change in consciousness in accordance with will. Will is a concept that Schopenhauer was discussing almost 200 years ago and its importance must be clearly understood in the … Continue reading

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The Tower and the Egg

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. – Frank Zappa According to Archdruid John Michael Greer, societal decline will be gradual rather … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolg!

John Beckett makes a very important point in his latest blog post, that we can become easily distracted by the unfolding chaos in the world around us and get ourselves tied up in the struggle against some awful things happening … Continue reading

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Speaking post-truth to power?

Post-truth has been named word of the year for 2016 by Oxford Dictionaries who define it as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’. That’s a definition … Continue reading

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Divination: attempts at prophesy

A key part of magic has to be divination. Having some foresight into the future is a skill that every aspiring mage should try to master. How do you make choices if you can’t see likely outcomes? I’ve never published … Continue reading

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The magic of Christmas

Christmas is the most overtly Pagan of all western festivals and by it’s nature it is infused with magic. From the dressing of trees to the ritual feasting, and from the Yule log to the birth of the new Sun, the … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Black Magic

I’m not talking about chocolates or the stock market crash of 1989, I’m obviously referring to the advertising campaign that drives people to spend wildly on this fake bank holiday as the commercial hex of Christmas gets under full steam. … Continue reading

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